How to make $2000 Even on a Landscape Design (gone wrong)




This simple Grading project went all wrong. We cover Projected profits Vs Actual profits after this mistake. Also how to respond when something goes wrong. Keep your employees Happy, Engaged and Responsive. Not all Landscape Designs go the way you want- learn how to respond when they miss their mark.

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41 Comments

  1. Noele Watson
    June 6, 2017
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    amen aMen amEn ameN aMEn amEN aMeN Amen AMen AmEn AmeN AMeN AmEN AMEn AMEN

  2. Noele Watson
    June 6, 2017
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    i agree (amen) i would also have join in the team work effort lead by example (motivation factor)

  3. Noele Watson
    June 6, 2017
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    aMEN

  4. Michael Davis
    June 7, 2017
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    KEEP ON POSTING VIDS STANLEY. Haters are going to hate, it is what they do. I for one learned something and appreciate your transparency and willingness to help others in this trade as well as how to handle working with people respectfully. Thanks!

  5. Threelions Mesta
    June 14, 2017
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    Bullshit all it needed was damp proofing and it doesn't help having no drainage for the drain pipe. YOU SHOULD NEVER BURY BRICK WITH SOIL

  6. Keepit Real
    June 14, 2017
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    wish i had a older brother like you..i coulda been somebody in life

  7. Konstantine Karayianis
    June 18, 2017
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    And, above all else, you have a very satisfied client who will call you back for other future jobs, as well as telling her neighbors, friend and family what an outstanding job was done.

  8. rosalio484
    June 19, 2017
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    I would have just had a catch basin

  9. Mr. Kempa
    June 20, 2017
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    Great program. Keep up The good work. Regards Kenny from Sweden

  10. Rob Umbenhour
    June 22, 2017
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    no all due respect, cut the walk diagonally on the curve right 4" from the existing stress cut and install a sidewalk drain, it handles the downspout water and any build up. also scatter those rocks on that tarp better and simply wash them with a garden hose, job done rocks rescued lol.

  11. Rob Umbenhour
    June 22, 2017
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    Lee Brothers property maint. est. 2009 I love your channel you are a huge inspiration.

  12. 7 d.profit
    June 24, 2017
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    Great video. your advice can be translated for life bro. awesome

  13. Lil Stack'n
    June 26, 2017
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    Your paying a worker for the hourly work, not for "jobs". Let's be real here… workers make pennies. It's extremely physical labour, extremely. Nobody has a passion to dig and run wheelbarrows.
    You are completely right for paying them for their mistake. Good work is hard to find so that's what should effect hourly wage. It's up to a worker to learn and known their "value" per hour and request it, when they are confident enough that their work reflects it. It's not up to the workers to do any more than work as to the best of their ability with the direction they have been given. If they weren't going to make mistakes they wouldn't be doing one of the most physical jobs for not much more than pretty much anyone with 5 years experience in anything.

    Great vids! You have the best attitude for this generation of bosses. How you treat your employees effects the quality of life. Quality of life is what motivates us all.

  14. Salo Lopez
    June 29, 2017
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    Thank you Stanley, I enjoy and always learn great things from your great videos!

  15. Benjamin Karanja
    July 2, 2017
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    Been watching your videos for about a week now , new home owner trying to get ideas and the right way to improve my landscaping and by far the best video I have come across the way you handled that was excellent ,wish we could all have bosses like you teaching them through there mistakes… make me wanna come work for you … keep up the good work and your business will grow leaps and bounds if it hasn't already πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ

  16. M McDonald
    July 4, 2017
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    So, what your saying is landscaping is a huge scam and you should learn to do it yourself.

  17. J DeWitt
    July 5, 2017
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    Can you make a video on the process you go through to quote jobs?

  18. steezjenkins
    July 8, 2017
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    I liked how you blamed it on the "guys" right out of the gate. I thing "YOU" should have been a bit more involved with what is going on. Fuckin blame it on the guys. It's there fault? How much are you paying them an hour for their knowledge?

  19. Gez501
    July 23, 2017
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    Just amateur "cowboys". He's talking BS.

  20. Hashim Khan
    July 25, 2017
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    You're a great guy, Stanley. You're consistently more than fair and understanding, even (sometimes especially) when it's completely on the other person. That's pretty admirable, man.

  21. Hypercube9
    July 28, 2017
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    They make a downspout extension that unrolls when water flows through it, then rolls itself back up when the rain stops. I'd have recommended that to the client so the majority of the water would be carried to the other side of the walkway. EZ fix.

  22. The Top Team Lawn Care
    July 28, 2017
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    lesson learned! thanks monkey!

  23. Shane Weiss
    July 29, 2017
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    That seems like way to much! $40 in dirt 20 in weed blocker fab. Maybe 500 in labor.

  24. Erin Morris
    August 1, 2017
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    You should cover those bricks w mud either, I bet those bricks are in bad shape these days

  25. Pete Lorenzo
    August 2, 2017
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    you've piled dirt against the wall. you'll get brick worms that way. those suckers love to eat stonework

  26. Juan Yaotl Torres
    August 6, 2017
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    awesome

  27. luis azpeitia
    August 7, 2017
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    Great job handling the situation, can't say I'd handle it as well as you, your a hell of a guy I tell you

  28. Mitchell Kuharski
    August 8, 2017
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    it would be funny if he made more videos of the same two guys makeing mistakes.. Lol

  29. The Nightmare Before you
    August 12, 2017
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    I fire there ass!!!

  30. Fenrir
    August 13, 2017
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    I want a boss like him again,,, Someone that actually explains how to do the job like he wants it done,,, Not just ''you'll figure this out'' and then gets pissed it didn't happen like HE had thought it would….

  31. Mitchell Lewis
    August 13, 2017
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    I would of fixed the drain down spout to flow down the driveway. 4' of flexible drain pipe with a heat gun to make the two 90 degrees. The drain splashing the foundation is the biggest problem.

  32. Jose Pena
    September 1, 2017
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    You should have installed a drain.

  33. Stone Hunter
    September 4, 2017
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    The solution to that problem is a 4" downspout drain. Straight into the ground and under the sidewalk into the yard. Not to put the rock at the level of the concrete. Now the rock will wash on to the sidewalk.

  34. Adrian Ochsner
    September 10, 2017
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    In my humble opinion adding dirt Wil never solve the problem. There needs to be digged a drainage away from the buildings packed in rocks and covered with a filter fabric.

  35. Stansla Michael
    September 12, 2017
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    Even your explanation of what to do was confusing. The soil is flush with the concrete then the rocks are flush with the concrete. Which is it you can't have both. This happens when communicating poorly. Before I walk away from my guys when I leave them on a job I make them repeat what exactly I want them to do. At the end of the day weather they screwed up or not you as the owner has sole responsibility. Why are the downpipes not connected?

  36. The Angry German
    September 13, 2017
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    It happens, as long as it isn't happening all the time over and over than it's all good

  37. The Angry German
    September 13, 2017
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    Love your channel

  38. Javier Ortiz
    September 16, 2017
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    Ive always been taught not to have the rock that high above the sidewalk, easily kicked and stepped on and washed on to the sidewalk, no?

  39. John Cooker
    September 20, 2017
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    This is quite interesting, thanks for sharing this.
    In case you want have a landscape design for your site plan. https://goo.gl/UpBS7c

  40. Afro Daily
    September 20, 2017
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    Damn i would of did this for $200 i guess thats way my business is so unsuccessful. I know how to do this and could of done it alone in half a day buy i suck beyond reason at sales. Thats what i need to focus on "higher paying jobs and customers" and yes i would of re paid my workers as well because i know better. So im on the right path just need more $$ for my work! Thanks for sharing dude I just found this channel today and subscribed i cant wait to start listening to the podcast you got lots of good info!

  41. J Lai
    October 20, 2017
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    you pay your guy $150 a day? Here in Toronto less than $200/day I can't find a half qualified crew

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